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Two killed, 7 injured in detonator blast

india Updated: Feb 03, 2007 23:21 IST
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Injured referred to MY Hospital

TWO PERSONS, including a four-year-old girl, died and seven were injured when detonators kept for deepening purpose accidentally exploded at village Zarda, some 75 km from Ujjain late Friday night.

According to information, construction of shops on Zarda Health Centre premises by Rogi Kalyan Samiti was also on and gelatin rods were kept in the constructed shops for blasting of rocks.

The explosives suddenly went off at 12.40 am while some labourers were sleeping there. Devi Singh son of Dule Singh (40) and Tara daughter of Bapu Singh (four) died on the spot while seven were injured in the mishap.

The victims were dug out from the debris and were brought to the district hospital here. The condition of three injured is stated to be serious. All injured sustained severe burn injuries.

The explosion was so powerful that it also razed the shops that were constructed. District Collector Neeraj Mandloi announced an ex-gratia aid of Rs 5,000 to the kin of both deceased.

Police have registered a case against the contractor under Section 309 A of the IPC and Section 3 (5) of the Explosives Act. Live detonators were also seized from the spot.

Indore: Meanwhile, all the seven injured, including two children, were referred to the MY Hospital here on Saturday evening. Following message from the Ujjain Collector, the Casualty Department was prepared when they arrived sans any representative either from the Ujjain hospital or from the administration, in an ambulance.

All routine procedures in case of burns were followed and one by one the injured adults, including a female, were shifted to the burn unit from the emergency. The two children were sent to the paediatric ward.

“We kept the whole team ready to handle this situation after we received the message. Apart from the two CMOs on duty, there were as many as 11 RSOs and other paramedical staff,” Dr Vijay Agrawal, the CMO on duty, told Hindustan Times. Those from the orthopaedic, surgery, pathology, ophthalmology and ENT departments were also asked to join the team in view of the gravity of the situation, he added.

The condition of the patients is serious and many of them suffered more than 50-60 per cent burns, the CMO said adding, “Our first task is to put these patients on ease.”

When this correspondent tried to speak with one of the injured Babulal, writhing in pain, he was barely able to speak.
Possibly the youngest victim, Guddi, hardly a year old, had a big swollen eye even as her father and uncles, visibly shaken with the incident, bore a sombre expression. Her uncle said, “All the victims, except one, were from the same family.”